Early FI: An Alternative to the Marathon Approach

by FI Fighter on February 7, 2016

in Thoughts


Everyone likes to say that the path to early FI is a lot like running a marathon… You know — Long, boring, arduous, and challenging. To succeed, you’ve got to have a lot of: persistence, determination, resolve, dedication, etc. etc…

As the mainstream media likes to tell us — You can’t time [click to continue…]


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The most frequent question that I get from readers since I converted over to the “doom and gloom” camp is this: “Why don’t you sell one of your Bay Area rental properties if you think the markets will crash?

There’s no doubt that I think we are due for an upcoming market crash/correction…

But the order of magnitude?

I have no earthly idea…

The reason I’ve [click to continue…]


Well, just yesterday ConocoPhillips (COP) announced a substantial dividend cut which has now become the talk of the blogosphere. I can’t honestly say that I was the least bit surprised by the move… Matter of fact, I thought the writing was on the wall months ago, and in full disclosure I will confess that I had recently opened up a short position on COP prior to yesterday’s announcement…

But let’s set the record straight here — For the most part, I am a long-term investor/speculator. I am absolutely dreadful when it comes to market timing [click to continue…]


When it comes to investing, I’ve dedicated the last 4 years going full assault, as has been documented on this blog… As I’ve mentioned previously, right now, the ONLY sector that I am remotely interested in is gold/silver mining stocks…

I’m a firm believer in looking for deep value and buying low… With gold’s relentless early surge so far this year, I can’t say that it’s gotten any easier looking for bargains.

They are still out there, but it’s starting to get just a [click to continue…]


The REAL Truth…

by FI Fighter on January 23, 2016

in Thoughts

I’ve spent a good amount of time on this blog over the past year outlying my strategies, both short-term and medium-term. I guess up to this point in time, I have not yet gone into the details of my long-term plans…

I have hinted on occasion on some of the things that I [click to continue…]


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Looking back, the last post I put out was obviously emotionally charged. In hindsight, I probably should have just held back from releasing it altogether since I didn’t allocate much more than 5-10 minutes to write it up… Many of my thoughts were disjointed and not many details were shared…

It was rushed…

But I am human, I make [click to continue…]


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Can anyone seriously believe this garbage? Central banks across the globe are becoming increasingly dovish as it pertains to the world economy, so the markets react to [click to continue…]


Preserving Purchasing Power

by FI Fighter on January 20, 2016

in Precious Metals


When it comes to investing, I believe that it’s extremely important to be proactive as opposed to reactive. With the global markets continuing their selloff this week, I think that it will only be a matter of time before the real fear sinks in.

As I mentioned in posts last week, I still believe that it is far too early to proclaim that we are officially in a bear market. Yes, it’s starting to feel that way (things are getting ugly), but as we [click to continue…]



When it comes to investing, as the saying goes, “The markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.” As it pertains to gold and gold mining stocks, this quote is resonating more truly with each passing day.

I started investing in gold stocks in 2015, and I’ve got to say, I’ve never seen [click to continue…]


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At this stage of the game, I still believe that it is way too early to declare that we are officially in a “bear market” (even though a sh!t ton of data would support that). Nevertheless, the continued market selloff into this week has spooked a lot of investors… And rightfully so.

I’ve always believed that what goes up must come crashing [click to continue…]


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